Saint Joseph College Art Gallery presents a GALLERY TALK: “SILENCE, SUNLIGHT, SHADOWS: THE LEGACY OF EMILIO SANCHEZ”
Saint Joseph College Art Gallery
Feb. 16, 2012, 05:00 pm
GALLERY TALK “SILENCE, SUNLIGHT, SHADOWS: THE LEGACY OF EMILIO SANCHEZ” presented by Professor Dorothy Bosch Keller M’85, C’97, chairperson, Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Joseph College. Capturing the visual essence of the transient nature of sunlight and shadows is a daunting task. Cuban artist Emilio Sanchez (1921 – 1999) portrays the ineffable in an almost effortless manner by making the transient static. The artist invites the viewer to dialogue with a unique, creative and powerful portrayal of silence. In his early works, Sanchez depicts architectural elements in reportorial detail. By the 1960s, his works become increasingly abstract, conveying a sense of unwavering geometric regularity which combines to create a stark personal comment about light and shadow. Join us at 5:00 p.m. in the Saint Joseph College Art Gallery located in The Bruyette Athenaeum. Admission: free of charge. The talk will be followed by a reception. For more information, contact Rochelle L. R. Oakley, Collections Manager/Registrar, at 860.231.5743 or [email protected].